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Bipolar Ionization

The air circulating inside your business can be unhealthier than outside air, potentially containing mold, bacteria, allergens, and other contaminants. For the health of your employees and anyone who visits your facility, you want to keep your indoor air as clean as possible. Sustainable Management Solutions can help you do so with the addition of a bipolar ionization system. This technology continuously purifies the air, removing contaminants, reducing odors, and prevent mold growth inside your HVAC system. If you’d like to learn more about this system and how it pairs with our UVC light purification systems, please reach out to us today.

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What is Bipolar Ionization?

Bipolar ionization is a technology that uses the power of positive and negative ions to kill airborne bacteria, mold, and viruses, as well as to reduce dust and odors. This purification system can be installed directly in your HVAC system to target contaminants that are circulating throughout your indoor environment. Bipolar ionization has been used for decades, and has already proven effective during the SARS, MERS, and Norovirus outbreaks. It can also be just as useful in the current fight we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Together with UVC systems, BPI can help your business meet the demands of current sanitation protocols, allowing you to keep your environment safe for employees and customers.

How BPI Cleans Your Air

BPI technology purifies air by increasing the number of charged oxygen ions in the indoor air to an amount similar to “fresh air” levels. These additional ions help to continuously sanitize the air, creating an active cleaning process that is necessary for everyday life as well as situations like the current COVID-19 pandemic. During the BPI process, both positive and negative ions are created, which are then drawn to airborne pathogens due to their charge. The ions will kill bacteria, mold, and viruses like the flu, various coronaviruses, and many others in the following manner:


The ions created by the system will capture the hydrogen bond of the virus. Because viruses cannot survive without this hydrogen bond, they become inactive, being unable to replicate and effectively dying.

All Other Contaminants

The ions can eliminate other contaminants by sticking to dust, allergens, and other harmful particles. By sticking to contaminants, the ions cause them to become heavier and drop out of the breathing zone. The contaminants can then be caught in HVAC returns and captured by filters within the system, effectively ridding the air of dangerous particles.

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The Positive Effects of a Higher Ion Count

A higher ion count in your indoor air creates fresher air, similar to the quality of outdoor air. Some of the “freshest” outdoor air occurs in mountain elevations due to the high ion levels. Our bipolar ionization technology reproduces the same ion levels as mountain environments, making oxygen molecule more active, which results in fresher air with improved quality. Some of the additional benefits of a higher ion count in your indoor environment include:

  • Reduced growth of mold and bacteria
  • Oxidation of odorous gasses
  • Break down of VOCs and harmful chemicals
  • Balance of static electricity
  • Neutralized symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome

Purify Your Air with BPI and UVC Technologies

While BPI technology can help eliminate contaminants in the air, it works best when combined with UVC light technology. Together, bipolar ionization and UV light will provide complete air purification, killing nearly all pathogens, allergens, and other contaminants. When you implement both systems at your home, the BPI will capture dust and harmful particles and deactivate viruses, killing them. The UV light then vaporizes the dead pathogens, completely ridding the air of any dangerous microorganisms. The global COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the need for continuous air purification. The BPI and UVC technologies have been used as a sterilization technique in hospitals and other environments for many years, but now we see they are also necessary in all public spaces. When combined, these two technologies can help you meet the new sanitation protocols of the COVID-19 era.

Contact Us for More Information

If you are interested in learning more about our air purification systems and how they can improve your indoor environment, please reach out to Sustainable Management Solutions. We will be able to answer any questions and suggest the appropriate system to provide optimal results at your business. Give us a call today at 888-767-0006 to discuss your air purification needs.

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